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A woman-focused rape counselling service has lost its funding because it did not do enough for men, according to its manager. Glasgow and Clyde Rape Crisis's face-to-face counselling service for 13 to 18-year-old girls who have faced sexual violence has been funded by BBC Children in Need for six years…
Immigration minister Caroline Nokes has agreed to allow Glasgow City Council to individually assess all asylum seekers embroiled in a lock change row. Ms Nokes (pictured) met council leader Susan Aitken to discuss the rolling lock change eviction process for those not given refugee status proposed by asylum seeker accommodation…
Justice Secretary Humza Yousaf has insisted the Home Office’s “cruel” immigration policy requires an “injection of humanity”. Mr Yousaf, who was promoted to the role in June, hit out as legal action to prevent the eviction of asylum seekers got under way. Housing and homeless charity Shelter Scotland is taking…
A 10-year-old orphan facing deportation just months after the death of his mother has been granted leave to remain in the UK. Giorgi Kakava has been told he will be able to stay in Glasgow with his grandmother Ketino Baikhadze for the next two-and-a-half years when they will be able…
A pensioner has gone on trial accused of sexually abusing boys at a football ground and training facility. James Torbett, known as Jim, faces 12 charges of abusing six boys, aged from four to 17 on the dates in question, one of whom has since died. The alleged abuse spans…
Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has called on the Home Office to "urgently review" the case of a 10-year-old orphan who is facing deportation. Ms Sturgeon has called on the Home Office to show "compassion" and "common sense" towards Giorgi Kakava who has lived in Scotland for most of his…
Researchers in Glasgow have developed a new online tool to help identify young people with emerging signs of mental health problems, such as psychosis. Nearly one third of the participants using the screening tool, which was created by researchers at the University of Glasgow’s Institute of Neuroscience and Psychology, were…
Summer holidays are "exceptionally difficult" for children in many low-income families and can have a detrimental impact on their health and learning, new research suggests. The study found children's health may be put at risk through isolation, extended periods of inactivity and malnourishment, as many lose access to free school…
The Scottish Government is providing funding for two projects, to be led by researchers from Glasgow and Stirling universities. Guided by an expert group of young people, researchers will identify the challenges and explore the implications for children’s rights where the child’s voice is not heard in family actions. Researchers…
A former orphanage resident has told an inquiry she was sent to a shrine in France to cure her of a "mental illness" by a nun who called her evil. Paula Chambers was giving evidence at the Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry when she said her "life had been stolen" during…
The Scottish Association for Mental Health (SAMH) and the Suicidal Behaviour Research Lab (University of Glasgow) have today announced a PhD scholarship which will deliver ground-breaking research focusing specifically on men to understand suicide risk. Suicide is the leading cause of death in young and middle-aged men in most Western…
A pioneering new golf project that enables people to continue enjoying their golf when diagnosed with dementia is set to launch in Scotland. With the support of Life Changes Trust and Mearns Golf Academy, Golf In Society will be piloting golf days that keep people living well at their local…
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